Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders is on the mend.
A day after leaving Saturday’s 27-13 win over Alabama A&M to help the Tigers clinch its second straight SWAC East division championship with an undisclosed injury, the sophomore tweeted that he was feeling just fine.
The sophomore quarterback took a hard hit in the third quarter following a scramble and remained on the field for several minutes before walking to the sideline under his own power after being examined by team trainers.
Sanders went 12-for-20 passing for 164 yards and three touchdowns prior to the injury, which is undisclosed. Backup QB J.P. Andrade replaced Sanders the rest of the way. The Ohio State transfer finished 3-for-8 passing for 19 yards over the final quarter.
Jackson State finishes the regular season portion of its schedule at Alcorn State on Saturday in pursuit of becoming the first SWAC school to go unbeaten in conference play in consecutive seasons since Grambling State accomplished the feat in 2016 and 2017.
JSU will host the SWAC Championship Game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson on Dec. 3.